PSHC conducted Salinalhi Conference: Embracing the Emrging Technologies in Museum Content Development in Los Baños, Laguna
The Philippine Science Heritage Center (PSHC) conducted the Salinlahi Conference with the theme “Embracing the Emerging Technologies in Museum Content Development” on September 10 – 11, 2019 in SEARCA, UP Los Baños, Laguna.
With the great impression raised by the new hologram exhibits of the Salinlahi launched last July 3, 2019, NAST has been motivated and inspired to offer a much improved facilities and interactive exhibits for the coming years.
The Salinlahi Conference is held to explore new technologies in presenting museum content and to come up with concept or design for the new exhibits and programs of PSHC. It also aims to explore future collaborations with the like-minded institutions.
The event was attended by different marketing technology companies that provides interactive experiences such as augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, interactive projections and the like. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Ruby R. Cristobal of DOST – SEI and supervised by NAST Academician Jose Maria P. Balmaceda. With the support and participation of the members of the PSHC Technical Working Group, the workshop has been a success in crafting new ideas and concepts for the PSHC new exhibits.
The event was co-sponsored and supported by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).
The Philippine Science Heritage Center is being managed and maintained by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST PHL) as mandated by RA 9107. NAST Philippines is the country’s recognition and advisory body on matter related to science.
NAST PHL Conducts Regional Training and Seminar Workshop on Research Upgrading and Performance Evaluation in Region II
TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in cooperation with the Outstanding Young Scientists, Inc. (OYSI) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region II, conducted two training-workshops of the Research Upgrading and Performance Evaluation project of NAST PHL at the Cagayan State University – Andrews Campus, Tuguegarao City. The activities aim to enable researchers to implement research projects and produce scientific paper that can be published in international refereed journals.
The Training-Workshop on Writing and Presenting Research Proposals Towards Building Science Culture, attended by 108 participants from various government institutions and state universities, was conducted on August 29-30, 2019.
Dr. Maribel L. Dionisio-Sese, Focal Person and Past President of OYSI and Professor at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), welcomed the participants of the training-workshop followed by the brief discussion about DOST and its projects by Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Regional Director of DOST Region II.
KORONADAL, SOUTH COTABATO – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Mindanao Cluster highlighted the need to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure progress and sustainability during the recently-concluded Mindanao Regional Scientific Meeting on 18-19 June 2019 at The Farm @ Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City, South Cotabato. The Health Sciences Division, chaired by Acd. Jaime C. Montoya and Social Sciences Division, chaired by National Scientist Raul V. Fabella, in close coordination with DOST XII, led by Regional Director Zenaida P. Hadji Raof Laidan, spearheaded this year’s Mindanao RSM.
With the overarching theme “Caring for our Country’s Carrying Capacity,” SDG on [Goal 4] quality education, [Goal 12] responsible consumption and production, and [Goal 14] life below water were discussed through topics namely plastic waste, sustainable marine food security, and sustainable education, talent development. The Mindanao RSM is the last leg of the three regional scientific meetings organized in preparation for the 41st Annual Scientific Meeting on 10-11 July 2019 at Edsa Shangri-la, Ortigas, Manila.
DOST XII Regional Director Zenaida P. Hadji Raof Laidan formally opened the event and welcomed the participants from different parts of the country. She said that Mindanao has great potential for progress thus, contributing to the country’s development and socio-economic growth. NAST PHL President Acd. Rhodora V. Azanza also delivered her opening message, highlighting the need to create recommendations for environmental sustainability. DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña then shared his message emphasizing the need to achieve each of the SDGs. This was followed by the DOST Programs Orientation by Dr. Laidan, NAST PHL introduction by Director Luningning E. Samarita-Domingo, and overview of the RSM by NAST Vice President Fabian M. Dayrit.